NATURE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES
SENIOR RELATED OPPORTUNITIES
The AARP Foundation TaxAide in conjunction with the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition is a national effort that provides free tax preparation to low-ot-moderate income individuals and families. We have a very active program in the Dutchess/Orange/Putnam county region. Many of our volunteers are retired teachers and we again want to offer them this rewarding volunteer experience. This year we will operate on a virtual process - allowing volunteers to work safely at home. Check out the resource page on the CASH Coalition’s website. https://www.uwdor.org/hv-cash
Long Term Care Community Coalition Ombudsman Program
HUDSON VALLEY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
Become a NYS Certified Long Term Care Ombudsman for Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties.
Due to COVID we were made keenly aware of the unmet needs of our skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility and assisted living/adult home residents. Another result of COVID was the loss of many former volunteers who have retired or have chosen not to return to the Ombudsman program.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE...A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE DAY TO DAY LIVES OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE.
and fill out an application to become a Certified Ombudsman. The next training is scheduled for October 2021.
Registration closes Aug 31st.
Jewish Family Services of Orange County needs volunteers
Support most needed by your neighbors:
*Driving a neighbor to a medical appointment or to run an errand.
*Helping a neighbor with grocery shopping.
Volunteers may also provide any of the following needed support:
*Visiting with a neighbor…playing a game, offering clerical support, reading or chatting and offering reassuring phone call to a neighbor living alone.
We professionally train and supervise Friendly Visitor volunteers to provide support to neighbors in need. Join us for a training in your community:
Please call Paula Blumenau at JFS to make a reservation at one of the training.
341-1173Ext. 305 or
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties www.hospiceoforange.com
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Drugwatch.com. We are dedicated to providing seniors with information on prescription/OTC drugs, medical devices, drug recalls, and side effects. We also provide various other resources to those with these health issues.
VETERAN RELATED OPPORTUNITIES
A Recovering American Soldier
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20307-5001
Donate equipment or help build a home -www.homesforourtroops.org
Offer a vet a ride www.dav.org/volunteers
Provide foster care for a pet ww.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
Record a war story www.loc.gov/vets
Put old cell phones to good use - http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Donate used DVDs http://dvds4vets.org
Cut coupons www.coupsfortroops.com
Contribute to a holiday drive www.operationgratitude.com/volunteer
Post a care package http://soldierpackages.org
LITERACY RELATED OPPORTUNITIES
Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County and Orange County
Office for New Americans
The Office for New Americans program serves immigrants by providing free English and Citizenship courses, offering entrepreneurial seminars and informational presentations, and providing high-quality low-cost or free legal services. We are looking for volunteer English tutors to supplement the classroom lessons, U.S. history and government tutors to prepare individuals for the U.S. citizenship test, assistants to the legal staff and community outreach volunteers. Below, I have included descriptions of different ways volunteers can help.
Would you like to help English language learners improve their writing, reading and speaking skills? We are looking for committed tutors to assist our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students during open tutoring hours. You can create your own weekly hours so long as the schedule is consistent from week to week. We will offer training and study space.
Would you like to help English language learners improve their verbal skills and gain confidence through conversation? We are looking for excellent conversationalists to facilitate practice conversations in English for our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students. You can create your own weekly hours so long as the schedule is consistent from week to week. We will offer training and study space.
Do you enjoy teaching and want to help immigrants prepare for the U.S. citizenship interview and exam? We in various cateare looking for volunteer Civics Tutors to guide students through English, U.S. history and government study materials for the test. You can create your own hours so long as the schedule is consistent from week to week. We will offer training and study space. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.
Assist our Immigration Legal Services staff by helping clients collect documents and register for the NaturalizeNY initiative, participating in outreach efforts, translating materials and much more. Volunteering here provides immersion in various fields, such as immigration law and education. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Very flexible time commitment.
Help spread the word about our free and low-cost immigration legal services, informational presentations and free English and Citizenship classes by becoming a Community Outreach Volunteer. Hang posters and distribute flyers in your community, share information about our programs on social media and refer immigrants to our office. You know your community best! Very flexible time commitment.
For more information about any of these positions, please call
Newburgh office: Jennifer at (845) 562-4736 or e-mail Jennifer.Ramirez@archny.org.
Poughkeepsie office: Dan at 845-452-1400 ext. 4259 or e-mail Daniel.Buzi@archny.org.
Literacy Connections is dedicated to developing and offering programs and services to support a literate society. We recruit and train volunteers to provide no-cost student-centered tutoring primarily for adults, and we offer programs and services for children and families that promote independence and enrichment through literacy.
Literacy Connections envisions a society in which all people can read, write, and reach their potential.
The services we offer are teaching people English as a new language or helping adults improve their literacy in English.
Our website is literacyconnections.org and contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 341-5460.